Alta Pavina

Torre de Oña

Finca San Martin Crianza Rioja Tempranillo 2016

A really pleasing crianza. Red with a light purple tint. I’m told that it is 60% French oak and 40% American. I’m glad for the split because there is a heavy amount of oak on here, and just the right amount. Strong vanilla scents, along with new leather, rose petal, and tobacco. A little fruit, but definitely leans on the oaky tannins. Light to medium in body, and pretty tight. Could definitely use a few more years to age. Some red fruit, a little tomato paste, some pepper and ending with some herbaceous notes underneath. — 14 days ago

Jillian Varner
with Jillian

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 890 Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2010

Andrew Holod
9.1

Excellent but too young for much additional complexity to be showing. Oak is well integrated and less than I remembered in this bottling. — 10 days ago

Nicolas, Ray and 6 others liked this

Bodegas Riojanas

Monte Real Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 1942

Soft cherry and gentle orange rind notes. Hints of dried herbs. Faded but pretty. Very good. — a month ago

BOT Matt LichtenbergPaul Woolls
with BOT, Matt and 1 other
Josh, Aravind and 12 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Blanco Malvasia Viura 2008

Sweet and spicy full-bodied Rioja with strawberry notes and a dry finish. Nice choice at Mara, Mpls. — 4 days ago

Bodegas Mas Alta

Artigas Priorat Garnacha Blend 2006

45% Mazuelo, 40% Garnacha, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is outstanding! Mature, harmonious, rich, deep and complex. I wish I have more of this! — 16 hours ago

Severn, Dawn and 8 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva Viña Arana Rioja Tempranillo 2012

Just a flagship Rioja for me, after several failed Riojas, finally hit the spot with this. Just on point with the fruit, oak and tannins. Balanced, robust, imposing and elegant to top it of. Cheers. — 19 days ago

Vanessa, Romain and 16 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano

This is an moment to remember, because we don’t often drink two bottles during dinner 🤣 but this high altitude Rioja is a very fine and elegant example of the true purity from the Tempranillo grape. Love it! — 2 days ago

Martijn, Martijn and 5 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Reserva Viña Ardanza Rioja Tempranillo Garnacha 2015

Nariz: cereza, cedro, vainilla, cuero, tierra. Madera algo prominente.

Boca: Tanino M/M+, Acidez M, Alcohol M/ M+

Lo guardaría mas tiempo en botella.
— 3 days ago

Eric, Dawn and 3 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2018

Como siempre, muy bueno por precio. — 4 days ago

Dawn, Paul and 6 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial Tempranillo Blend 2015

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.2

One, if not the best vintage of Viña Ardanza that I’ve ever tasted. — a month ago

DAD, Deborah and 11 others liked this